In response to many queries regarding the ISA winter training group I would like to clarify that the team that will travel to Vigo, Malaga and Palma is not the 420 academy. The plans for the future do include the creation of a 420 academy but It will not be chosen at this early stage.
I expect all sailors to make considerable progress this winter thanks to focused training in our home waters and abroad and this will be taken into account for the selection of the academy for 2013.
In addition to the planned away trips domestic training will be taking place. The criteria for selection for the academy will be posted soon but as coach I will be present at the home training camps in September and October as well as the Munsters in RCYC on the 22nd and 23rd of September and will be able to see the progress of the sailors for myself. The dates for all training for the winter and 2013 are currently being finalised and will be posted shortly.
See you in RCYC on the 15th.
Ross Killian. ISA 420 coach.
White Zaoli Kite used in 2008 Junior Euros and a bit of training in 2009. Garage stored since. €180
Call Tim O'Laoire on 0877528629
420 sailing dinghy for sale (Sail No. 49366). Boat is in excellent condition with all the usual equipment including two main sails, two jibs, one spinnaker and launching trolley.
Available for viewing and sail in Swords Sailing & Boating Club, Malahide, Co.Dublin.
Please contact Niall on 087 822 5118 or niall [dot] furlong [at] gmail [dot] com if interested.
The ISA have published a proposal for an ISA winter training programme. The ISA have designed the programme and the selection criteria to train three boats with a view to international competition over the coming years. Programme details are on the ISA webite at: www.sailing.ie
The Aqua Restaurant-sponsored 420 National Championships sailed at Howth Yacht Club over the August Bank Holiday Weekend were won in impressive style by the young Royal Cork YC pairing of Patrick Crosbie and Grattan Roberts who took the gun in five of the 9 races and never placed lower than 3rd.
Four races on day one were sailed in fresh but steady winds and two firsts, a second and a third put the Cork crew in a commanding position ahead of the eventual runners-up, Robert Dickson and Sean Waddilove of the host club who had two firsts and a second but also had a DSQ.
In lighter, shifting winds on the second day, the Howth crew won the first race of the day but then had a second DSQ while their Cork rivals scored two bullets to stretch their advantage. Two races on the final day saw the honours even between the two front-runners but after discards, Crosbie & Grattan had five points to spare over Dickson & Waddilove.
PRO for the 3-day event was Richard Kissane, assisted by National Race Officers Derek Bothwell and Neil Murphy, with support from Emmet Dalton manning the on-the-water Jury Boat.
The Championship attracted 16 entries from six different clubs and the silver fleet was won by Hugh McGuire and Harry Johnson of the Royal Irish YC. Other prize-winners were:
Tara Flood & Chloe Crosbie (HYC/RCYC) – 1st Ladies Overall
Laragh Lee & Sarah Hyland (RStGYC) – 1st Ladies in Silver Fleet
Philip McDowell & Cian Buckley (MYC) – Youngest Helm & Crew (13+14)
Medb Glackin & Saoirse Kelly (HYC) – Best local boat outside the top 3
Aisling McGowan & Aoife Linnane (CY&BC) - Most sociable boat
Robert Dickson & Sean Waddilove (HYC/SSC), Adam Hyland & Bill Staunton (RStGYC/SSC) and Cian Walsh & Fiachra McHugh (GBSC) are travelling to the Junior Europeans in Lake Garda this week
Ex Charter Nautivela 420
The AGM of the Class Association will be held next weekend in Howth Yacht Club during the 420 nationals. Sailors and other members of the association are invited to attend.
The 2012 National Championships will be held in Howth Yacht Club August 4th to 6th. The Sponsors Aqua Restaurant will be helping to provide plenty of prizes. New sailors joining the Silver Fleet will be made especially welcome. We hope to see many new faces from clubs around the country including some new entrants from the active clubs in Dublin Bay, Galway and Cork.
Online entry is preferable, and a special early entry fee is available up to 15th July @ €110 and rises to €130 thereafter.
Three days of race coaching are also available from Tue 31st July, Wed 1st Aug & Thurs 2nd Aug.
Notice of Race, Entry forms and coaching details are available on www.hyc.ie
The Skerries Junior Regatta is on Saturday 9th June. 420s are very welcome to participate in the event. The Notice of Race is available from:
On the same weekend in Galway the GBSC Dinghy Regatta will be held over 9th-10th June. Seven races are scheduled with a first start at 11am. The local 420 fleet will be out in force. The Notice of Race is available from:
Some photos from the Connacht Championship are available.
A full gallery can be seen here.